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CISC 3330 Foundations of Parallel and Distributed Computing

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CIS 47.
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3 hours; 3 credits

Survey of parallel and distributed hardware fundamentals, including SMP machines, clusters, grids, and networks of workstations. Introduction to the design of parallel algorithms and the analysis of their efficiency. Survey of software issues for parallel and distributed computation including message passing and shared memory, processes and threads, client/server and peer to peer, and issues of synchronization. Complexity considerations and the limits of parallelism.

Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 3142 or permission of the chairperson.


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